The Transit of Venus Podcast Episodes

Written by Shirley Hazzard

6 Episodes - 352 pages - ★★★★ - 1.59K ratings

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Episode 2: The Transit of Venus or LG and the No Good, Very Bad Decade

This Actually Happened with Chad McKenzie - September 29, 2018 15:09 - 20 minutes ★★★★★ - 17 ratings
They didn't have Xbox back in the 1700's so a bunch of guys set out to figure out the distance from the Earth to the Sun by sailing off to various points on the globe and watching the Transit of Venus.  Most of them were very successful. This is not their story.  
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The Transit of Venus - short story #4

Pirates of Savannah - August 14, 2012 01:50 - 49 minutes ★★★★ - 4 ratings
The Transit of Venus is one of the rarest of all celestial events occuring only twice every 121 years. A young, unwed mother in Savannah, Georgia, begrudgingly agrees to live with a cult who is obsessed with the event. She finds out soon enough, however, that something is not quite right with thi...
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Front Row: Archive 2012 - June 01, 2012 15:50 - 28 minutes ★★★★★ - 1 rating
Neneh Cherry first made her name performing her hit Buffalo Stance on Top of the Pops while seven months pregnant. She later went on to collaborate with other artists including Youssou N'Dour and Michael Stipe. Her new album The Cherry Thing is another collaboration, this time with Swedish jazz t...
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The Transit of Venus, Part 2

Science Talk - May 31, 2012 19:45 - 12 minutes ★★★★ - 500 ratings
Mark Anderson, author of the book The Day The World Discovered the Sun , talks about the transit of Venus coming up on June 5th or 6th in different parts of the world and how it will be of use to astronomers searching for exoplanets
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The Transit of Venus, Part 1

Science Talk - May 31, 2012 00:55 - 27 minutes ★★★★ - 500 ratings
With a transit of Venus coming up on June 5th or 6th in different parts of the world, Mark Anderson, author of the book The Day The World Discovered the Sun, talks about the great efforts to track the transits of Venus in the 1760s and the science they would produce
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AstronomyCast 223: The Transit of Venus

Astronomy Cast - June 22, 2011 22:05 - 28 minutes ★★★★★ - 2.6K ratings
AstronomyCast 223: The Transit of Venus, by Fraser Cain & Dr. Pamela Gay
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